At least 58 people may have died in the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey residential tower housing over 100 families in west London, Scotland Yard said on Saturday, warning that the casualty figures "may increase".
If the number is confirmed, it would make the Grenfell Tower blaze the deadliest in London since World War II.
Previous estimates have stepped into triple figures as firefighters search the gutted building flat-by-flat.
Angry protesters chanting "We want justice" stormed their way into the Kensington and Chelsea town hall on Friday. They also complained that May's visit to the neighborhood was too slow and that support was lacking for those who lost relatives and homes.
As public anger swelled at the unknown death toll - there are 30 confirmed fatalities so far, with dozens more unaccounted for - Downing Street said May was meeting a 15-strong group of victims, residents and volunteer workers at her office.
May said a full inquiry to the chaotic fire would begin, and said the government would find homes for displaced residents within three weeks.
Ronnie King, the UK's former chief fire officer, told Al Jazeera: "I wouldn't wish to denigrate those who installed the cladding because - whatever the cladding was - it did not have to be fire resistant under the building regulations", said King. "As Prime Minister, I will be responsible for implementing its findings". "He didn't come with a bunch of police.no one even saw her".
The group, most dressed in casual clothes, did not speak to reporters on their way in.
"We are all desperately sad, we are angry, but of course none of us as angry as those who were directly affected".
She also claimed that the rescue centres maintained no formal records of those that had attended, and even said one hospital told her they were unable to say whether Mr Alhajali was there for confidentiality reasons.
Criticism of May intensified Friday after she sidestepped questions in a televised interview about whether she had underestimated the public's anger and frustration. While failing to answer, she said the focus was now on providing support to the victims.
The 91-year-old monarch said it is "difficult to escape a very somber mood" on what is normally a day of celebration.
"In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of bad tragedies", the monarch said.
"United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss".
Told there was a need for the public to hear her say something had gone badly wrong and the Government accepted responsibility, Mrs May said: "Something bad has happened".
Her failure to win a majority in an election she did not need to call had already sparked a tumultuous week and pitched Britain into its deepest political crisis since the Brexit referendum a year ago.
Britain is now likely to go into arduous talks on Monday about its exit from the European Union with a weakened leader who is dependent on a small Northern Irish party.
Death toll expected to rise, with firefighters battling at least 60 forest fires that started in Pedrogao Grande area. A local resident Isabel Brandao told The Associated Press: "Yesterday we saw the fire but thought it was very far.
With their support, May can make up for her own party's shortfall by striking a so-called " confidence and supply " deal. A poll released last summer has shown 70% of people in Northern Ireland support same-sex marriage.
The Twitter attacks came as Vice-President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. Right-wing media backers of Trump have been preparing the ground for Trump to fire Rosenstein, Mueller or both.
The Fed's benchmark short-term rate , which influences consumer and business lending, will now rise to between 1% and 1.25%. But she attributed the recent trend to one-off factors, including lower prescription drug prices and cellphone services.
That front will stall to our east and start to wash out along the coast by Tuesday , so a shower or storm will still be possible. The big weather story is the major cool down for today after a week straight of highs in the 90s, today we'll be in the low 80s.
In a video released in March, jihadists said those two were joining together along with two Mali-based terror groups. Al-Qaeda's North African affiliate Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) had claimed responsibility for the attack.
Juneteenth marks the day General Gordon Granger gave the news of freedom to slaves in Texas on June 19, 1865 in Galveston. When the slaves were freed, in 1865, they held rodeos, went fishing, had barbecues, payed baseball.
Sills said investigators were trying to determine how the killers got out of the inmate cage and into the driver's compartment. Audio released from the pursuit to capture Rowe and Dubose show police and deputies responding with calm and clear reactions.
A day earlier, the Senate voted to adopt an amendment to the bill that would expand sanctions against Russia, CBS News reported . The bill includes a mechanism requiring congressional review of any decision to ease the Russian Federation sanctions.
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There was no stopping Porsche as Bernhard clocked up a third win, while Bamber secured his second and it was a first for Hartley . There had been four other high-profile failures going back to 1994 at that point but this year's was particularly harsh.
DA suspends ex-leader Zille after colonialism tweet
He added that Zille had referred to the wrong chapter of the party constitution, which dealt with suspension of membership. Reasons stated by Maimane for the party's federal executive to suspend Zille was not the full story, she said.
Taylor Swift's music is returning to Spotify, Pandora, more
In a pop star gut punch heard 'round the world, Taylor Swift did her best to overshadow Katy Perry's release of Witness tonight. Only Apple Music was allowed to stream the music when it chose to pay royalties to artists during a free three-month trial.
Taliban infiltrate Afghan army to target foreign troops
Nevertheless, these attacks fueled a strong sense of mistrust between the coalition soldiers and the Afghan military. Green-on-blue attacks have been a major problem during NATO's long years fighting alongside Afghan forces.
Cosby accuser to resume testimony in sex assault trial
She claimed she was then jolted awake and felt Cosby's hand groping her breast under her shirt, then groping her genitals. Cosby would retaliate and try to hurt me, that he would try to hurt me and my family in some way", Constand said.
Growth worries push stocks lower, Fed hike lifts dollar
From there, the "cap" will increase by $6 billion every three months over the course of a year until it hits $30 billion a month. The dollar.DXY was largely flat against a basket of currencies after reversing earlier losses, while the price of gold fell.
Spanish bullfighter dies after being gored
The bullfighter caught his feet in his cloak while attempting a turn created to distract the specially-bred fighting animal. Around 1,000 bulls a year are killed in this way in France every year. 'We just do not know how it could have happened'.
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The soft, forgiving conditions created opportunity for major movement up the leaderboard for those players willing to take it. Open and the top six golfers are separated by three strokes. "That means I'm a part of history", Thomas told reporters.